The era of smart phones is redefining public transport, providing ease-of-use, security and convenience to travel seamlessly across multiple modes of transport. By leveraging Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology, which has been proven in high volume for mobile payments, this solution delivers secure mobile ticketing to NFC-enabled smart phones across all mobile network providers.
In mobile payments, HCE leverages the cloud to store and access credentials and keys remotely rather relying on access to a secure element (SE). In doing so, HCE can offer the security of a smart card while enabling broad adoption across NFC-enabled smart phones and mobile network operators.
When applied to transport, HCE enables operators to offer the mobile ticketing experience travelers have come to want and expect by providing a mobile app to securely store and use tickets directly on their mobile devices. Rather than storing tickets on traditional plastic smart cards, they are stored on a virtual smart card in a secured app that can then be used to tap through gates to travel.
The HCE Ticket Wallet Service is a virtual card issuance service that securely provisions and manages a ticket wallet (or a virtual smart card) directly on a mobile device. Once provisioned to a smartphone, the HCE Mobile Ticket Wallet acts as the secure shell to enable the download and storage of tickets by travelers anytime and anywhere.
Available as a standalone or combined with the Rambus HCE Ticketing App, the HCE Ticket Wallet Service provides transport operators everything required to integrate HCE technology into their consumer products, enabling travelers to store and use tickets on their NFC-enabled smartphone.
The HCE Ticket Wallet Service can be used with existing smart ticketing deployments and infrastructure, including ITSO-based systems. It features APIs for third-party developers to facilitate the seamless integration of the Rambus HCE mobile ticketing solution with current or future products.